The table below looks at the statistics for the Systems Administrator role in IT contracts advertised across the UK. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited Systems Administrator in their job title over the 3 months to 21 August 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
21 Aug 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
System Administrator
Rank 268 263 210
Rank change year-on-year
-5 -53
Contract jobs requiring a Systems Administrator 392 382 516
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 0.70% 0.73% 0.89%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.75% 0.79% 0.96%
Number of daily rates quoted 236 201 279
Average daily rate
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£325 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
-7.14% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £208 £240 £225
10% offered a daily rate of more than £475 £425 £425
UK excluding London average daily rate £320 £338 £320
% change year-on-year
-5.18% +5.46%
Number of hourly rates quoted 27 21 40
Average hourly rate £24.50 £27.50 £20.75
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-10.90% +32.53%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £14.98 £13.50 £12.99
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £28.50 £35.50 £35.00
UK excluding London average hourly rate £24.50 £30.50 £20.00
% change year-on-year
-19.67% +52.50%

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised across the UK. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
UK
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
52000 48616 53775
As % of all contract IT jobs located in the UK 92.35% 92.66% 92.83%
Number of daily rates quoted 31509 28830 30178
Average daily rate £400 £400 £388
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
- +3.22%
90% offered a daily rate of more than £225 £233 £230
10% offered a daily rate of more than £550 £575 £558
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £340
% change year-on-year
- +2.94%
Number of hourly rates quoted 2002 2090 2663
Average hourly rate £17.00 £17.50 £19.00
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
-2.85% -7.89%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £10.50 £11.00 £11.50
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £39.08 £39.00 £41.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £16.50 £17.00 £18.68
% change year-on-year
-2.94% -8.96%

Systems Administrator
Jobs Demand Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator in the job title within the UK as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

Systems Administrator Jobs Demand Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Daily Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Systems Administrator Daily Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Trend

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for hourly rates quoted in IT contractor jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Trend in the UK

Systems Administrator
Hourly Rate Histogram

This chart provides a histogram of hourly rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014.

Systems Administrator Hourly Rate Histogram in the UK

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Contract Locations

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Systems Administrator within the UK over the 3 months to 21 August 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Average
Daily Rate
Last 3 Months
Average Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
England -11 370 £325 -7.14% 175
London -11 165 £373 +6.42% 90
South East +1 66 £310 -8.14% 34
South West -8 43 £320 +6.66% 4
City of London +29 40 £369 -7.81% 25
East of England -26 35 £300 -13.04% 15
Hampshire +11 33 £313 -6.71% 6
Cambridgeshire +6 25 £375 +2.73% 9
Cambridge +2 22 £400 +9.58% 7
Yorkshire +8 21 £350 -12.50% 9
Wiltshire +3 21 £313 +52.43%
North West +5 15 £335 +4.68% 14
East Midlands - 14 £325 - 6
West Midlands -9 12 £250 -2.43% 3
Scotland -16 12 £400 +14.28% 8
Surrey -9 10 £250 -34.42% 6
Edinburgh -9 10 £450 - 4
Bristol -10 9 £320 - 2
West Yorkshire +4 8 £350 -12.50% 5
Manchester -9 7 £350 +9.37% 6
Gloucestershire -19 7 £390 -
Hertfordshire -23 7 £148 -61.93% 4
Havant - 7 £310 - 1
Sheffield +15 6 £310 -11.42% 1
South Yorkshire +1 6 £310 +3.33% 1
Farnborough -3 6 £325 -2.98% 1
Oxfordshire -5 5 £425 +47.82% 6
North Yorkshire - 5 £425 - 3
Gloucester - 5 £400 -
Reading 0 4 £200 -13.04% 2

Systems Administrator
Top 30 Related IT Skills

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title.

1 377 (51.79%) Linux
2 292 (40.11%) Windows
3 223 (30.63%) VMware
4 203 (27.88%) Red Hat
5 190 (26.10%) UNIX
6 168 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
7 159 (21.84%) Active Directory
8 140 (19.23%) Microsoft
9 137 (18.82%) DNS
10 126 (17.31%) Perl
11 122 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
12 117 (16.07%) HP
13 108 (14.84%) SAN
14 102 (14.01%) ITIL
15 100 (13.74%) Finance
16 98 (13.46%) SQL
17 97 (13.32%) Apache
18 95 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
19 88 (12.09%) Puppet
20 86 (11.81%) Bash Shell
21 84 (11.54%) Citrix
22 81 (11.13%) MS Exchange
22 81 (11.13%) Shell Script
23 80 (10.99%) MySQL
24 79 (10.85%) Oracle
25 78 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
26 74 (10.16%) Solaris
27 70 (9.62%) DHCP
28 68 (9.34%) TCP/IP
28 68 (9.34%) Firewall

Systems Administrator
Top Related IT Skills by Category

For the 6 months to 21 August 2014, IT contractor jobs within the UK that cited Systems Administrator in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with Systems Administrator in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 97 (13.32%) Apache
2 81 (11.13%) MS Exchange
3 51 (7.01%) Exchange Server 2010
4 44 (6.04%) Tomcat
5 42 (5.77%) IIS
6 38 (5.22%) Exchange Server 2007
7 35 (4.81%) WebLogic
8 29 (3.98%) SharePoint
9 26 (3.57%) Exchange Server 2003
10 20 (2.75%) WebSphere
11 19 (2.61%) nginx
12 15 (2.06%) Blackberry Enterprise Server
13 13 (1.79%) CMS
14 11 (1.51%) Exchange Server 2013
15 10 (1.37%) Confluence
16 9 (1.24%) Drupal
17 8 (1.10%) SharePoint 2010
18 7 (0.96%) WebSphere Application Server
18 7 (0.96%) Magnolia
18 7 (0.96%) MediaWiki
Applications
1 56 (7.69%) MS Excel
2 26 (3.57%) MS Office
3 4 (0.55%) Spreadsheet
4 3 (0.41%) MS PowerPoint
5 2 (0.27%) MS Visio
6 1 (0.14%) MS Project
Business Applications
1 7 (0.96%) Agresso
1 7 (0.96%) Oracle EBS
2 6 (0.82%) JDE OneWorld
2 6 (0.82%) ResourceLink
3 5 (0.69%) JDE EnterpriseOne
4 4 (0.55%) Oracle EBS R12
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Payables
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Receivables
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle General Ledger
5 3 (0.41%) Oracle Financials
6 2 (0.27%) ENOVIA
6 2 (0.27%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.27%) Dynamics CRM
6 2 (0.27%) Oracle Assets
7 1 (0.14%) Magento
7 1 (0.14%) Oracle BPM
7 1 (0.14%) Dynamics GP
7 1 (0.14%) SAP GRC
7 1 (0.14%) Hyperion Planning
7 1 (0.14%) SAP FI
Cloud Services
1 11 (1.51%) Taleo
2 9 (1.24%) Amazon AWS
3 8 (1.10%) Microsoft Azure
3 8 (1.10%) Amazon EC2
4 7 (0.96%) Cloud Computing
5 6 (0.82%) Office 365
6 5 (0.69%) SaaS
7 4 (0.55%) Rackspace Cloud
8 3 (0.41%) Joyent
8 3 (0.41%) Amazon S3
9 2 (0.27%) PaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Google App Engine
10 1 (0.14%) Route 53
10 1 (0.14%) GitHub
10 1 (0.14%) IaaS
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon EMR
10 1 (0.14%) Amazon ELB
Communications & Networking
1 137 (18.82%) DNS
2 108 (14.84%) SAN
3 70 (9.62%) DHCP
4 68 (9.34%) TCP/IP
4 68 (9.34%) Firewall
5 60 (8.24%) LDAP
6 37 (5.08%) Internet
7 36 (4.95%) HTTP
8 31 (4.26%) NAS
9 29 (3.98%) SSL
10 28 (3.85%) SMTP
11 27 (3.71%) LAN
12 26 (3.57%) WAN
12 26 (3.57%) VPN
13 23 (3.16%) SSH
14 15 (2.06%) FTP
14 15 (2.06%) iSCSI
15 14 (1.92%) VLAN
16 12 (1.65%) Network Security
17 11 (1.51%) VoIP
Database & Business Intelligence
1 80 (10.99%) MySQL
2 48 (6.59%) SQL Server
3 28 (3.85%) PostgreSQL
4 22 (3.02%) Relational Database
5 19 (2.61%) Oracle Database
6 10 (1.37%) MongoDB
6 10 (1.37%) RDBMS
7 9 (1.24%) Crystal Reports
8 8 (1.10%) Jackrabbit
8 8 (1.10%) SQL Server 2008
9 7 (0.96%) SQL Server 2012
10 6 (0.82%) Data Warehouse
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Reports
11 5 (0.69%) Oracle Database 11g
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI EE
12 4 (0.55%) Hadoop
12 4 (0.55%) Oracle BI Publisher
13 3 (0.41%) Oracle Exadata
13 3 (0.41%) Redis
13 3 (0.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
Development Applications
1 38 (5.22%) Subversion
2 35 (4.81%) Jenkins
3 32 (4.40%) Git (software)
4 22 (3.02%) Hudson
5 19 (2.61%) JIRA
6 6 (0.82%) TeamCity
7 5 (0.69%) Maven
8 4 (0.55%) Ant
9 2 (0.27%) MSI
9 2 (0.27%) InstallShield
9 2 (0.27%) Eclipse
10 1 (0.14%) IntelliJ
10 1 (0.14%) WebLogic Workshop
10 1 (0.14%) ProC
10 1 (0.14%) AdminStudio
10 1 (0.14%) Visual Studio
10 1 (0.14%) Selenium
10 1 (0.14%) Fiddler
10 1 (0.14%) Rational Rhapsody
10 1 (0.14%) Gradle
General
1 100 (13.74%) Finance
2 60 (8.24%) Banking
3 25 (3.43%) Telecoms
4 12 (1.65%) Manufacturing
5 10 (1.37%) Investment Banking
6 8 (1.10%) Retail
7 7 (0.96%) Marketing
8 5 (0.69%) Games
8 5 (0.69%) Electronics
8 5 (0.69%) Law
8 5 (0.69%) Legal
9 3 (0.41%) Back Office
9 3 (0.41%) Advertising
9 3 (0.41%) Publishing
10 2 (0.27%) Automotive
10 2 (0.27%) Corporate Banking
11 1 (0.14%) International Banking
11 1 (0.14%) Financial Institution
11 1 (0.14%) General Ledger
11 1 (0.14%) Multimedia
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 40 (5.49%) LAMP
2 28 (3.85%) XML
3 14 (1.92%) Middleware
4 12 (1.65%) Web Services
5 11 (1.51%) .NET
5 11 (1.51%) JSON
6 10 (1.37%) Application Packaging
7 9 (1.24%) CSS
8 8 (1.10%) WebSphere MQ
8 8 (1.10%) jQuery
9 7 (0.96%) Ajax
10 6 (0.82%) Software Packaging
10 6 (0.82%) RESTful
10 6 (0.82%) HTML
11 5 (0.69%) CakePHP
11 5 (0.69%) Django
11 5 (0.69%) Symfony
12 3 (0.41%) OC4J
12 3 (0.41%) SOAP
12 3 (0.41%) RabbitMQ
Miscellaneous
1 47 (6.46%) Clustering
2 25 (3.43%) Management Information System
3 22 (3.02%) Blackberry
4 17 (2.34%) Open Source
5 14 (1.92%) Oracle Exalogic
6 11 (1.51%) Client/Server
6 11 (1.51%) AS400
7 10 (1.37%) Computer Science
8 9 (1.24%) Mainframe
8 9 (1.24%) NHS
9 8 (1.10%) Enterprise Software
10 7 (0.96%) Enterprise Storage
10 7 (0.96%) Wiki
10 7 (0.96%) Video Conferencing
11 6 (0.82%) PKI
11 6 (0.82%) Firmware
12 5 (0.69%) GIS
12 5 (0.69%) iPhone
13 4 (0.55%) Statistics
14 3 (0.41%) VLE
Operating Systems
1 377 (51.79%) Linux
2 292 (40.11%) Windows
3 190 (26.10%) UNIX
4 168 (23.08%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
5 122 (16.76%) Windows Server 2008
6 78 (10.71%) Windows Server 2003
7 74 (10.16%) Solaris
8 62 (8.52%) Windows Server 2012
9 57 (7.83%) Ubuntu
10 47 (6.46%) Windows 7
11 41 (5.63%) CentOS
12 38 (5.22%) Debian
13 35 (4.81%) SUSE
14 31 (4.26%) Windows XP
15 27 (3.71%) AIX
16 24 (3.30%) HPUX
17 14 (1.92%) Windows 2000
18 5 (0.69%) Windows NT
18 5 (0.69%) Windows 8
18 5 (0.69%) Windows 2000 Server
Processes & Methodologies
1 102 (14.01%) ITIL
2 55 (7.55%) DevOps
3 42 (5.77%) Migration
4 36 (4.95%) Load Balancing
5 31 (4.26%) Change Management
6 26 (3.57%) Disaster Recovery
7 25 (3.43%) Continuous Integration
8 24 (3.30%) E-Commerce
9 23 (3.16%) Performance Tuning
10 21 (2.88%) Configuration Management
11 17 (2.34%) ERP
12 15 (2.06%) Service Delivery
12 15 (2.06%) Root Cause Analysis
12 15 (2.06%) Capacity Planning
13 14 (1.92%) OO
14 13 (1.79%) Release Management
14 13 (1.79%) Agile Software Development
14 13 (1.79%) Capacity Management
15 10 (1.37%) Performance Management
15 10 (1.37%) Performance Monitoring
Programming Languages
1 126 (17.31%) Perl
2 98 (13.46%) SQL
3 86 (11.81%) Bash Shell
4 81 (11.13%) Shell Script
5 64 (8.79%) Java
6 63 (8.65%) Python
7 39 (5.36%) Ruby
8 37 (5.08%) PHP
9 29 (3.98%) PowerShell
10 27 (3.71%) Korn
11 20 (2.75%) JavaScript
12 13 (1.79%) C
12 13 (1.79%) VBScript
13 9 (1.24%) Bourne shell
14 8 (1.10%) VB
14 8 (1.10%) T-SQL
15 7 (0.96%) C++
16 6 (0.82%) AWK
17 5 (0.69%) sed
18 4 (0.55%) JCL
Qualifications
1 58 (7.97%) Security Cleared
2 40 (5.49%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (3.85%) SC Cleared
4 25 (3.43%) Degree
5 22 (3.02%) DV Cleared
6 18 (2.47%) MCSE
7 17 (2.34%) MCITP
8 16 (2.20%) LPIC
9 15 (2.06%) RHCE
10 14 (1.92%) CCENT
11 13 (1.79%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (1.65%) CCNA
13 8 (1.10%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
14 6 (0.82%) ITIL Certification
15 5 (0.69%) MCSA
16 4 (0.55%) Citrix Certification
16 4 (0.55%) Oracle Certification
16 4 (0.55%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
17 3 (0.41%) OCP
18 2 (0.27%) PRINCE2 Certification
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 35 (4.81%) SLA
2 7 (0.96%) PCI DSS
3 6 (0.82%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 3 (0.41%) COBIT
5 2 (0.27%) QA
6 1 (0.14%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 159 (21.84%) Active Directory
2 95 (13.05%) VMware Infrastructure
3 47 (6.46%) vSphere
4 37 (5.08%) Hyper-V
5 36 (4.95%) VMware ESX
6 35 (4.81%) XenApp
7 22 (3.02%) Squid
7 22 (3.02%) NFS
8 16 (2.20%) qmail
8 16 (2.20%) VMware ESXi
9 15 (2.06%) XenServer
10 14 (1.92%) Samba
11 13 (1.79%) KVM
12 12 (1.65%) Xen
12 12 (1.65%) Postfix
13 11 (1.51%) Sendmail
14 9 (1.24%) Veritas Volume Manager
14 9 (1.24%) Veritas Cluster Server
15 8 (1.10%) XenDesktop
16 7 (0.96%) Citrix Presentation Server
Systems Management
1 88 (12.09%) Puppet
2 44 (6.04%) SCCM
3 42 (5.77%) SCOM
4 38 (5.22%) Nagios
5 32 (4.40%) HP SIM
6 31 (4.26%) Opscode Chef
7 25 (3.43%) NetBackup
8 24 (3.30%) ZABBIX
9 19 (2.61%) Symantec Endpoint Protection
10 17 (2.34%) Zenoss
11 12 (1.65%) Backup Exec
12 11 (1.51%) WSUS
13 9 (1.24%) SAP Afaria
14 8 (1.10%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
14 8 (1.10%) MOM
14 8 (1.10%) YUM
15 7 (0.96%) Cacti
15 7 (0.96%) BladeLogic
15 7 (0.96%) EMC NetWorker
15 7 (0.96%) HAProxy
Vendors
1 223 (30.63%) VMware
2 203 (27.88%) Red Hat
3 140 (19.23%) Microsoft
4 117 (16.07%) HP
5 84 (11.54%) Citrix
6 79 (10.85%) Oracle
7 56 (7.69%) Cisco
8 42 (5.77%) IBM
9 37 (5.08%) EMC
9 37 (5.08%) Symantec
10 27 (3.71%) Juniper
11 25 (3.43%) NetApp
12 21 (2.88%) Rackspace
13 20 (2.75%) Veritas
14 18 (2.47%) F5
15 17 (2.34%) Altiris
16 16 (2.20%) Dell
16 16 (2.20%) JBoss
17 14 (1.92%) Sun
18 12 (1.65%) Business Objects
London
Real Staffing
Rate: £250 - £300 per day + competitive
Posted: 10 hours ago
City, London
Experis Ltd
Rate: £250.00 - £297 per day
Posted: 11 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £390 per day
Posted: 17 hours ago
Cambridge
Computer Futures
Rate: £280 - £320 per day + competitive
Posted: 18 hours ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £250.00 - £300.00 per day
Posted: Yesterday
Tyne and Wear
Lorien Resourcing
Rate: market rates
Posted: 2 days ago
Liverpool, Merseyside
Sanderson
Posted: 2 days ago
London
NST Ltd
Rate: Unspecified Market Rate
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Marcus Donald People
Rate: £200 to £250 per day
Posted: 2 days ago
London
Computer People
Rate: £400.00 - £430 per day + Negotiable
Posted: 2 days ago
Hertfordshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 200-250 Per Day
Posted: 3 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
E-synergy Solutions
Rate: £350 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Testing Circle Ltd
Rate: From £350 to £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
London
Hudson
Salary: excellent benefits including final salary Pension
Posted: 6 days ago
South East England
Pioneer Consulting - SAP
Rate: £250 - £400 per day
Posted: 6 days ago
Buckinghamshire
Venn Group - UK
Rate: 150-250 Per Day
Posted: 8 days ago
London
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £24.00 - £25.00 per hour
Posted: 8 days ago
Surrey
Computer Futures
Rate: competitive
Posted: 9 days ago
London
NFP Group Ltd
Rate: £320 - £360 per day
Posted: 9 days ago
Reading
Hays IT - Uk Posting account
Rate: £14.00 - £18.00 per hour
Posted: 9 days ago